wklee

Lives in Singapore Singapore
Joined on Nov 17, 2000

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Alphaville: Will I be able to make WhatsApp calls when the iPad version of the app finally gets released?

WhatsApp has never been in the iPads and I don't expect the lack of WhatsApp to change with the current iPads.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2021 at 09:43 UTC
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gphome: Unfortunately in our society, the punishments for this sort of stuff, as well as journalism sensationalism or click bait, are pitiful relative to the annoyance, time wasted, and mistrust it puts into our society.

What should happen if a company is proven to put out misleading advertisements (where it clearly would have known better)? A one year complete marketing ban as well as a hefty fine donated to internal charities that combat internet based addictions and anxieties.

But these companies are too powerful, and our society and the government structures we created are too weak, to change what is an increasing poison in our society. You only have to look at the Volkswagen emissions scandal, or the Boeing 747 Max air disasters for proof of that. Those companies will get off Scott free if looked at over a 5 year financial window, and in Boeing's case, they've literally commited manslaughter.

" You only have to look at the Volkswagen emissions scandal, or the Boeing 747 Max air disasters for proof of that."

It's not Boeing 747 Max, it's the B737 Max and the 747 is mostly phased out now for passenger planes. Other than that, I agree with you.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2021 at 02:28 UTC
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culturesnap: Eadward Muybridge would be pleased! Very nice work.
(See this link for Muybridge’s groundbreaking work: http://100photos.time.com/photos/eadweard-muybridge-horse-in-motion)

Somehow the closed bracket were part of the link. I fixed the reply:

(See this link for Muybridge’s groundbreaking work: http://100photos.time.com/photos/eadweard-muybridge-horse-in-motion )

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2021 at 04:47 UTC

All well and good but once the image goes through WhatsApp and others, the detail will be gone. Will the stylised photos be noticed?

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2021 at 13:48 UTC as 10th comment
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Ken Seals: That all sounds really great! I wish they had done that for my MBP 16" 2019 :-( I moved up to this one from my 2015 15" MBP just before the virus hit. Sadly, with the Covid impact on my photography activities, I don't expect to ever purchase another MBP.

Same here. My 16” MacBook Pro (2019) could be my last Mac for a very long time. I wish Apple had done this sooner.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2021 at 02:55 UTC

Is this direction a rejection of Jony Ive after he left Apple?

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2021 at 12:16 UTC as 51st comment | 2 replies
On article Happy New Year from DPReview! (90 comments in total)

Happy New Year to all at DPR. I don't have much to say except, stay safe and healthy!

Thank you.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2021 at 10:59 UTC as 31st comment

Thank you DPR for posting this! Before I read about Joanna Mendez here, I read about her in the Wired YouTube channel.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2020 at 02:57 UTC as 12th comment

Her husband Tony Mendez helped rescue American diplomats taken hostage in the Iran hostage crisis in Tehran, Iran by pretending to be part of a film production crew dubbed the "Canadian Caper". The rescue was made into the movie, Argo.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Mendez

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2020 at 00:31 UTC as 17th comment
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Jer81: I would like a new Sony with the size of a XZ1 Compact.

Yes! I have the XZ1 and had the older XZ Compact. Both were great sizes. Sony doesn't appear interested in making real "compact" phones now though.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2020 at 11:04 UTC

I have been waiting for what used to be a Sony Xperia feature for years to appear in iOS devices. iPad Air now has it, but no news of an iPhone with the feature. Fingerprint scanner combined with the power button.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2020 at 06:31 UTC as 10th comment

This problem is about Lightroom for iOS 5.4 and is not about Lightroom CC or Lightroom Classic CC? Why compare iOS to Mac or Windows versions of Lightroom. PhaseOne doesn't even have a CaptureOne App for iOS.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2020 at 16:13 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
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fpapp: If you own any of the following film cameras:
Canon EOS 1V, Nikon F6, Nikon F5, Nikon F100, Nikon N90s, Nikon N90, Minolta Maxxum 9, Minolta Maxxum 7, they are all capable of recording metadata just like a DSLR.

There is a program, Meta35 http://www.meta35.com/ which can retrieve the data from the camera and add it to your film scans.

My F6 also has the ability to imprint data on the film in the space between the frames!

Of course Meta35 costs more than a dollar, but it does the work for you!

Bad news if you are on the latest MacOS versions (OSX 10.15, 11.0 Beta). They have no plans to update Meta35 to MacOSX 10.13 or later.

http://www.meta35.com/shop/m35-n-1
"OS X 10.9 to 10.12 inclusive (we do not plan to update the Mac OS version to OS X 10.13 or later)"

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2020 at 07:37 UTC
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Techo: I have noticed one small change, but just a few weeks ago anyone had the ability to view images on a public IG account via a browser: https://www.instagram.com/dpreview/ and not have to login into the platform. Now the site is asking for a login. How long since this has been updated?

I noticed the change 8 months ago:
https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/63246569

There can be a delay in seeing the login screen (scrolling to the bottom).

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2020 at 11:57 UTC
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fredmason: We’ll be seeing a similar announcment from Flickr soon enough.

Photobucket, until they charged for third party hosting and blocked linking of images, which was when I left the site.

Photobucket was launched in 2003, Flickr Launched in 2005?

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2020 at 02:57 UTC
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Adrian-Van: Firefox just released an update to notify its users when sites you are using may have been breached by hackers. Adobe was on that list. Worth checking out! Firefox Monitor is included with free usage of Firefox as your browser.

New breach or old breach? Adobe's been hit twice now.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2019 at 08:18 UTC
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cjb: Kind of like that scene in Blade Runner: "Scan right. Enhance."

I thought of Blade Runner, now approaching 40 years old.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2019 at 04:31 UTC
On article Asus ZenFone 6 features rotating camera module (128 comments in total)

It is interesting that Liquidmetal is mentioned because Apple had exclusive rights to the technology nearly 10 years ago?

https://9to5mac.com/guides/liquidmetal/

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2019 at 04:16 UTC as 4th comment

I have been meaning to try it out but the difficulty is sourcing the UV flashlights and other black light source. They are difficult to find in normal hardware stores. Most places don’t carry them.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2019 at 23:50 UTC as 7th comment

Wikipedia says the photo was manipulated to remove a finger. I wouldn't mind seeing the unretouched image.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Owens_Thompson

"While the image was being prepared for exhibit in 1941,[16] the negative of the photo was retouched to remove Florence's thumb from the lower-right corner of the image.[17] In the late 1960s, Bill Hendrie found the original Migrant Mother photograph along with 31 other unretouched, vintage photos by Dorothea Lange in a dumpster at the San Jose Chamber of Commerce.[18] After the death of Hendrie and his wife, their daughter, Marian Tankersley, rediscovered the photos while emptying her parents' San Jose home.[18]

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2019 at 06:29 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
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